LITEON 1633S cannot read blank media

vbimport

#1

Apologies in advance if this is a really obvious question, I have spent a couple of days looking through the forums for a similar question but have had no luck.

I have recently installed a LITEON 1633S DVD drive. It reads previously written CDs and DVDs but will not recognise any of the blank media I have. When I insert a disk Windows Explorer says “E:\ Is not accessible. Incorrect Function”. I have tried reading blank discs through Nero 5 but it says “access failure”. The media I have tried is Philips CD-R80 52x, Maxell CD-R80 XL 48x and Datawrite 4.7GB 8x DVD-R (yellow).

I have upgraded the firmware to BS0S. I have tried to upgrade to BS41 but the upgrade process fails and advises me to contact the vendor.

I am a complete novice at this but I was wondering if anyone could advise me what to try next. Do I have to get new blank discs??? Download some other CD/DVD burning software??? Help!

I have attached a Nero Info report on the drive, I cannot provide media reports as I can’t see the disks!

I am running Windows XP Home Edition SP2.

Any advice at all would be appreciated, and again - if this is a really obvious question I am sorry to waste your time. If there’s any other info I can provide then please let me know

best regards
Sally


#2

Better upgrade to Nero 6.6.0.6

Nero 5.5 probably can’t recognize the drive.


#3

Thanks for your response jbv. I’ve just downloaded and installed the demo version of Nero 6.6. I have successfully written some files to a Philips CDR - thanks! I will try with a DVD now.

I don’t suppose you know of any reputable free/shareware DVD writing software that might work (don’t think I can afford the Nero upgrade this month).

By the way, is it usual for Windows Explorer to have difficulty reading blank media?

thanks again
Sally


#4

upgrade your bundled nero to 5.5.10.56 from the nero site, it should work with your burner then.
also DVDDecripter is very good for burning DVD`s and is free.


#5

DVDDecrypter only burns image files. It is mainly used to rip. I think you meant DVDshrink.


#6

I have always had better luck using DVD Decrypter for burning DVD images, but that is probably just me. i use ImgTool Classic for converting vob’s to iso’s. all freeware. i only use nero for burning data.